Here are five tidbits of news and information we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.
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1. The weather
Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 24 degrees, and wind chill values as low as -6, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 10 degrees.
2. Gasoline prices
- Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd: $3.82
- CITGO, 1050 E Grand River: $3.83
- 7-Eleven, 11501 Grand River Rd: $3.93
3. Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host its storytime today at 10 a.m. Storytime for young listeners, geared towards Pre-K age, although all ages are welcome to attend. Ask to sign up for Kids Club and also a Storytime punch card. 10 punches earn a free children's book from a special selection.
Attorney Nicole Wipp will answer questions about wills and trusts today at the Brighton District Library at 6:30 p.m.
5. On This Day in History
According to History.com, on this day in 1974, Reg Murphy, an editor of The Atlanta Constitution, is kidnapped after being lured from his home near the city. William Williams told the newspaperman that he had 300,000 gallons of heating oil to donate to the poor. The 33-year-old Williams abducted Murphy, who was well known for his anti-Vietnam War stance, at gunpoint.